Some of the most beautiful and interesting satellite images of 2019 (part 1)
The post Some of the most beautiful and interesting satellite images of 2019 I processed was originally posted at Pierre Markuse's blog.
The selection is rather big this year, but there were many good and interesting satellite images to choose from. Aside from this selection, you can find all my images in full resolution here on my Flickr.
So let’s get started: You can click each image to enlarge it somewhat for a quick view, however, the full-resolution and quality images are available for download at the Flickr-link provided in each image description in case you want to use the image somewhere and I encourage you to use those, as they look much better in most cases.
The Shiveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Russia
Wildfire near Lake Echo, Australia
Here we have an image of a wildfire near Lake Echo in Australia. The image is a combination of natural colors and infrared. You can read more about how to process wildfire images here in this article. Flickr link.
A very cold Chicago, Illinois
This image is showing Lake Michigan and Chicago during a cold weather period at the end of January 2019. Flickr link.
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron with some lake-effect snow to the east, USA, Canada
Floods in Queensland, Northern Australia
Floods hit Queensland, Australia, in January and February 2019. These images compare the situation before and during the floods. Flickr link.
Snowy Pyrenees, France, Spain, Andorra
Quite a beautiful view of the Pyrenees with snow cover in February 2019. Flickr link.
Parts of the Dolomites and Lake Garda, Italy – 3d view
Visible here are parts of the Dolomites and Lake Garda, Italy, in a 3d view made using a digital elevation model which has a Sentinel-2 image draped over it. The image also tried to go for a natural look, reintroducing atmospheric effects. Flickr link.
Close-up view of iceberg A68 disintegrating in the central part, Weddell Sea, Antarctica
The second image is a SAR image of the whole iceberg. Flickr link.
Sakurajima Volcano (桜島), Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
The Sakurajima Volcano (桜島), in the Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, showed some activity again and again in 2019, and can be seen in an image from February here. Flickr link.
Viedma Glacier, Lake Viedma, Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Chile, Argentina 3d view
A 3d view of the Viedma Glacier, Lake Viedma, Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Chile. Created by combining Copernicus Sentinel data with ASTER GDEM data. While processed in 2019, the image data is from 2017. Flickr link.
The animation is showing the retreat of the Viedma Glacier during the last 6 years:
Poppies on the hills north of Corona Freeway near Lake Elsinore, California, USA
A beautiful image of poppies blooming on the hills north of Corona Freeway near Lake Elsinore, California, USA. Flickr link.
Mozambique floods caused by tropical cyclone Idai comparison before (March 2nd) and after (March 20th)
Central Pyrenees, Spain, France 3d view
The Central Pyrenees mountain range, Spain, France 3d view. Created by combining Copernicus Sentinel data with ASTER GDEM data. Flickr link.
Anak Krakatau, Indonesia
Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico
Some activity of the Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico. Flickr link.
Algae bloom in the Northern Caspian Sea
A quite colorful and very visible algae bloom in the Northern Caspian Sea. Flickr link.
Southern United Kingdom and the Channel
A rare almost cloud-free view of the Southern United Kingdom and the Channel as seen by Sentinel-3. Flickr link.
Pyrocumulus clouds at the HWF042 wildfire near High Level, Alberta, Canada
Visible here are developing Pyrocumulus clouds at the HWF042 wildfire near High Level, Alberta, Canada. Flickr link.